The thirteenth consecutive year, Tissot serves as the official timekeeper of the MotoGP. To celebrate this partnership, Tissot has released a limited edition series of chronographs (as it was in the past). Although the two quartz options are limited 8888 copies, this automatic version came out even more limited edition – there are only 2012 pieces. T-Race MotoGP 1012 automatic chronograph has C01.211 mechanism made by ETA exclusively for Tissot.The model combines racing style with excellent build quality at a reasonable price.
Review of Tissot T-Race MotoGP C01.211 2012
MotoGP is on top of the racing circuit levels. Unlike much other racing series, these mechanisms are specially designed for racing and not in the street-legal production variations. In this year’s MotoGP World Championship was held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on 27-29 July 2012.
MotoGP 2012 Automatic stands out for its contrasting black and stainless steel, as well as a bright yellow accent both on the dial and on the bracelet. Hours will surely attract the attention both because of its size, but it is quite significant: width – 45.3 mm, thickness – 16.09 mm, and the bright color. The model has the strongest sporting style. The total weight of hours is 155 g, is reasonable given the size of the mechanism, but due to the weight of the rubber band, there is almost entirely in the upper region of the wrist. At the same time, rubber strap helps to fix this impressive watch exactly where you put them on your wrist initially.
The clock bezel black PVD simulated brake disc, but it does not look too bright or flashy. Partially avoid loop follows the line established a caliper. I’m not usually a fan of crystal-cyclops lens, but I think it works in this case since it helps to integrate body and sapphire crystal. You quickly get used to these design elements and do not even notice them, if you look at the clock from the angular profile. Convenient durable rubber bracelet has a yellow T-racing strip at the bottom, it is closed folding clasp, which is made of stainless steel on the outside and appears to be carbon composites on the inside. The external stainless side is engraved logo MotoGP. Even within the rubber bracelet design mimics the look of a motorcycle tire.
The external stainless side is engraved logo MotoGP. Even within the rubber bracelet design mimics the look of a motorcycle tire.
Inside MotoGP 2012 Automatic has C01.211 mechanism. It was designed for hours of lower cost and some of these watches can be seen on the Tissot T-Race MotoGP 2012. Although a reverse display, the movement has been completed. Tissot has done a good job, to mask it by the use of colored rotor and wheel spokes, are riveting attention to the very movement. In fact, it’s quite interesting, because if we compare this clock with racing cars, the latter, in turn, usually give more weight to the functionality rather than form and rarely use a thorough finish. Pressing the start button and the reset cause quite a loud sound. The chronograph
In fact, it’s quite interesting, because if we compare this clock with racing cars, the latter, in turn, usually give more weight to the functionality rather than form and rarely use a thorough finish. Pressing the start button and the reset cause quite a loud sound. The chronograph second-hand does not fully coincide with a zero in the control sample, although it is easy to fix.
Dial T-Race MotoGP 2012 made very legible, the use of color does not think that this watch is too cluttered, which often happens with many chronographs. Chronographs this model painted yellow.
It may sound like I’m nitpicking on some points, but watch Tissot T-Race MotoGP 2012 Automatic Chronograph created for fans of MotoGP – watches have certainly and robust design and sporty design and a mechanical automatic chronograph. Fans looking for a little more than a cheap alternative to this hour, and they may well be content with one of the variants of quartz models, mechanical … but not everyone can afford. T-Race Moto GP 2012 C01.211 Limited Edition is a black male automatic sports watch and will be released only in 2012, and have a retail price of approximately $1,150 USD.